31 May 2018

Transforming libraries? The impact of IFLA Standards.

By Joanne Yeomans

Transformation is one of the big themes at the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). Come along to the Committee on Standards open session to hear more about the impact of recently published IFLA Standards and the issues that challenge our thinking about standards development.

  • The Impact of Recently Approved IFLA Standards, session 74, Saturday August 25th from 13:45 to 15:45 (Ballroom 1).

Also maybe of interest:

  • IFLA Metadata reports, session 195, Tuesday 28 August from 11:45 to 13:15 (Plenary Theatre)
  • Committee on Standards business meetings (observers welcome): 
    24 August, 13:30 – 15:30 (Session 033)
    29 August, 13:30 – 16:00 (Session 238)

The Committee on Standard’s open session for WLIC 2018 is called The Impact of Recently Approved IFLA Standards, session 74, on Saturday August 25th from 13:45 to 15:45 (Ballroom 1).

The programme is divided into three sections or themes, with two papers for each theme:

  1. Impact of IFLA bibliographic standards
  2. Impact of IFLA guidelines
  3. Issues that challenge our thinking about standards development 

The programme intends to focus attention on a wide range of different topics. Each paper would have been worthy of a much longer presentation time. The decision was to present an array of topics during the programme and the audience can refer to the complete papers in the IFLA Library where the details and arguments will be fully elaborated. The presentations will highlight key points.

The papers/presentations will be on the following topics:

  • FRBROO, IFLA LRM (Library Reference Model) and now LRMOO: a circle of development (Pat Riva and Maja Žumer)
  • A model to link them all: IFLA LRM as a driver for harmonization of cataloguing standards related to serials and other continuing resources (Clément Oury and Gordon Dunsire)
  • Impact of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia: good practices and two examples of impact from Denmark and Sweden (Heidi Carlsson-Asplund, Marie Engberg Eiriksson and Helle Arendrup Mortensen)
  • Use and impact of the Guidelines for Parliamentary Research Services (Lillian Gassie)
  • A tale of two standards: recent developments in standardisation and their impact on MulDiCat and Best Practice for National Bibliographies (Mathilde Koskas and Mélanie Roche)
  • Mutual influence among IFLA standards: the ICP case (Elena Escolano Rodriguez, Agnese Galeffi, Dorothy McGarry)

IFLA, the global voice of the library and information profession, brings together professionals from around the world to develop guidance, standards and best practice that can be used by all. Come along to hear more or share your thoughts and ideas on what IFLA might do, or do better. All welcome! 

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